(BNP Communication) — Mentioning that the recent quota reform movement of students has sent a notice to the government, BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said people will forge a tough movement if ‘good sense’ does not prevail on it.
“People will take to the street with a similar movement, free Khaleda Zia and establish a people’s government through the 11th parliamentary polls under a neutral government,” he said while speaking at a divisional rally of BNP at Bhuban Mohan Part in the Rajshahi city.
Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said BNP is carrying out a peaceful movement at the directive of acting party Chairman Tarique Rahman. “Country’s people will launch a tough movement in future if good sense doesn’t prevail upon the government,” he said.
He also said people will not allow any election in the country sans Khaleda Zia. “BNP will join the polls under Khaleda Zia. BNP won’t take part in any conspiratorial election sans Khaleda,” he said.
Claiming that Awami League fears people, the BNP leader said, “So, the Prime Minister is forcing people to take oath in different rallies.”
Standing committee member Mirza Abbas asked partymen to get prepared to take to street to free BNP Chairperson and democracy.
Gayeshwar Chandra Roy said, we had been trying to hold peaceful protests to free Begum Zia, but government through its policemen barred us by brutal means everywhere. Police couldn’t protect any autocrats in the world, he added. All autocrats had to surrender to people’s power at the end, he said.
National standing committee member Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan declared, BNP would not return home until Begum Zia is set free.
Amir Mahmud Khasru Chowdhury, another BNP standing committee member, said, country’s youths rose and took to the streets, highways and campuses to establish meritocracy in the administration replacing quota system. Government machinery tried their best to foil student’s recent uprising through repression but failed.
Veteran BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan said, government restricted us to a small ground to hold Rajshahi rally, but the whole city today turned into a massive rally.
Although BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was supposed to attend the rally as the chief guest, he could join it due to death of his mother.